- Nollywood actor Lateef Adedimeji honoured with a Doctorate degree by Estam University for exceptional talent and achievements in the movie industry.
- Emotional award ceremony captures Adedimeji moved to tears as he receives the prestigious honour.
- Adedimeji reflects on his artistic journey, expressing gratitude for recognition and revealing the irony of earning a Ph.D. for his dedication to the arts.
- The actor, now officially Dr. Abdullateef Adedimeji Adetola, humbly reintroduces himself.
The recognition comes as a celebration of Adedimeji’s exceptional talent and remarkable achievements in the movie industry.
The anticipated award ceremony unfolded recently, and Adedimeji, visibly moved by the occasion, shared poignant clips capturing the priceless moment.
The actor expressed his gratitude for the honour, revealing that the experience brought him to tears as he was adorned with the dignified academic robe.
In a heartfelt reflection, Adedimeji disclosed that his pursuit in the entertainment industry was never driven by a desire for fame; rather, he aimed to find joy in his craft and inspire the lives of those around him.
The actor recounted the irony of his journey, highlighting how he dedicated countless hours to mastering his lines and perfecting his expressions without envisioning that such efforts would lead to a Ph.D.
The actor, now officially recognized as Dr. Abdullateef Adedimeji Adetola, a Doctor of Philosophy in Arts and Culture, shared his sentiments about the unexpected twist in his artistic journey.
He acknowledged the interesting irony of receiving a Ph.D. for his dedication to the arts, a path that initially did not involve traditional academic pursuits.
Adedimeji expressed his humility in reintroducing himself with this newfound title.
In his words;
“I was moved to tears as I got adorned in this beautiful robe.
I have never been interested in fame, I just wanted to be happy with my craft and the lives that I inspire.
lad!es and gentlemen, today, I have a new title, one I couldn’t have imagined would come without me facing invigilators and keeping late nights to study…
The irony is really interesting. I burn midnight candles to master my lines and perfect my expressions, now I’m getting rewarded with what could have been if I did it for classroom reasons.
I humbly reintroduce myself, I AM DR. ABDULLATEEF ADEDIMEJI ADETOLA, Doctor of Philosophy in Art and Culture from Estam University, Benin”.